Shane O'Neill Nominated For US Soccer Award

USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids center/right back has been nominated for the 2013 Young Athlete of the Year award.

As a cherry on top to follow a successful first full season for the Colorado Rapids, Shane O'Neill has been nominated for the 2013 Young Athlete of the Year award by US Soccer.

O'Neill was part of a resurgent Rapids back four this season that nearly set defensive records for the team. The other nominees for the award:

Kellyn Acosta, FC Dallas' versatile midfielder and defender who was another great growth story this MLS season.

Shaquell Moore, a young right back who is currently working his way through the United States system, most recently playing as the US U-18 captain.

Erik Palmer-Brown, a center back who signed as a homegrown player with Eastern conference semi-finalists Sporting Kansas City this season.

Wil Trapp, a midfielder who has started to get a good chunk of minutes with his hometown Columbus Crew this season.

You can vote for O'Neill here at the US Soccer official website.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burgundy Wave

You must be a member of Burgundy Wave to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burgundy Wave. You should read them.

Join Burgundy Wave

You must be a member of Burgundy Wave to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burgundy Wave. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker